Change the Relationship
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Change the Future
Dismantling Racial Bias So Every Child Can SucceedLearn More
Alexs Pate created the Innocent Classroom to eliminate racial bias in our schools. Our child-specific practice dismantles bias. Centering each child’s individuality create classrooms in which every child and teacher believe they can be successful.Learn More
What We Do
We partner with schools & systems to help them learn, implement, and sustain a practice of anticipating, approaching, and responding to their students & families in a way that replaces stereotyped expectations with individuality, helping educators achieve their goals and outcomes with each student in their care.Learn More
More than 14,000 Educators for Innocence report improvements in teacher-child relationships, increases in academic growth and positive social engagement. Innocent Classroom Schools are defined by steep reductions in disciplinary incidents and improved school climate and culture.Learn More
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Our education system fails millions of our children. Poor grades and low graduation rates are accepted as the norm – with lasting consequences for students’ education and our social fabric.
We have not prepared teachers to teach all our children. The gap between educators’ lived experience and the students they teach grows every day, fueling the negative stereotypes that undermine achievement.
Our children are not who the world says they are. Regardless of virulent negative stereotypes, every student is innocent or has the potential to reclaim their Innocence. Every child is worthy of the investment of passionate educators.Our Impact